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United States Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The United States Grand Prix is a motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. From 2000 to 2007, the race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. the United States Grand Prix was dropped from the Formula One calendar starting in 2008.

Flag of the United States.svg United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
Austin circuit.svg
Race information
Laps 73
Circuit length 4.19 km (2.60 mi)
Race length 306.02 km (190.15 mi)
Most wins (drivers) Brazil Ayrton Senna and
GermanyMichael Schumacher (5)
Most wins (constructors) ItalyFerrari (9)

In 2010, the FIA announced that the race would return to the United States at a new circuit near Austin, Texas. The new track, known as the Circuit of the Americas, hosted its first U.S. Grand Prix in 2012.[1]


Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayEdit

Formula One returned to the United States in 2000. The race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A road course was built for the Formula one race. Part of the oval track was used, including the main straightaway and turn 4. The remaining part of the road course was built in the infield portion of the track. Even thought most American races run counter-clockwise, including the Indianapolis 500, the Formula One course was built to run clockwise.

Circuit of the AmericasEdit

A new race track is being built in the Austin area. This track is being designed and built for the use of Formula One racing and MotoGP, and will also host a round of V8 Supercars, an Australia-based touring car racing series. The track will be located southeast of Austin next to state highway 130. The track will be located on a 900 acre site. The location used to known as the Wandering Creek property.[2][3]

Winners of the United States Grand PrixEdit

Events which were not part of the Formula One World Championship are indicated by a pink background.


  • From 1908-1916, the race was named the American Grand Prize.
  • The 1976-1980 races were also known as the United States Grand Prix East, to distinguish them from the United States Grand Prix West, held in Long Beach, California.
  • The 1984 race was also known as the Dallas Grand Prix.
Year Driver Constructor Location
2012   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Austin
Not held
2007   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Indianapolis
2006   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2005   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2004   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2003   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2002   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Indianapolis
2001   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Indianapolis
2000   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
Not held
1991   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1990   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1989   Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1988   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Detroit
1987   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda Detroit
1986   Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault Detroit
1985   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Detroit
1984   Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Dallas
Not held
1975   Niki Lauda Ferrari Watkins Glen
1974   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Watkins Glen
1973   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1972   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Watkins Glen
1971   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford Watkins Glen
1970   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1969   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1968   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Watkins Glen
1967   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1966   Jim Clark Lotus-BRM Watkins Glen
1965   Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1964   Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1963   Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1962   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen
1961   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen
1960   Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Riverside
1959   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Sebring
1958   Chuck Daigh Scarab-Chevrolet Riverside
Not held
1916   Howdy Wilcox
  Johnny Aitken
Peugeot Santa Monica
1915   Dario Resta Peugeot San Francisco
1914   Eddie Pullen Mercer Santa Monica
1913 Not held
1912   Caleb Bragg Fiat Milwaukee
1911   David L. Bruce-Brown Fiat Savannah
1910   David L. Bruce-Brown Benz Savannah
1909 Not held
1908   Louis Wagner Fiat Savannah


Other websitesEdit


  1. Doolittle, Dave (August 31, 2011). "Inaugural Austin F1 race date confirmed as Nov. 18, 2012". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Formula One - Further details about US F1 race announced". Formula One Administration Ltd. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. Wilde, Russell (2011-04-13). "F1 organizers divulge details of Austin race site". TWEAN News Channel of Austin, L.P. Retrieved 2011-04-13.